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Dr Gavin Miller
|Phone:||(+44) 01782 7 34442|
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Gavin Miller was born in Newport, Wales and read Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at UMIST where he was awarded an MChem. Continuing his studies at the University of Manchester, Gavin undertook a PhD in carbohydrate chemistry (investigating multivalency).
He then undertook PDRA positions at Brown University (polyketides) and St Andrews University (inositol mimetics). Gavin then worked in industry, firstly at Ferring Pharmaceuticals, on the design of new treatments for primary dysmenorrhea and secondly at Peakdale Molecular on the design of an anti-nicotine vaccine.
Gavin returned to academia and the University of Manchester in 2009, firstly as a PDRA in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology developing chemical synthesis approaches to heparan sulfate oligosaccharides and secondly as a fixed-term lecturer, in 2013, within the School of Chemistry. He took up his current lectureship in chemistry at Keele in 2015.
Our research program sits at the chemistry/biology interface. We are interested in further understanding fundamental mammalian biological signaling processes and in exploring unchartered bacterial biosynthetic pathways; all encompassed within the field of glycomics.
As a means to achieve this, we are developing and applying new synthetic organic methodologies to construct mimetic carbohydrate building blocks. This technology will facilitate the application of such building blocks, both as individual biological tools/probes, and also for constructing more complex mimetic oligosaccharide and sugar nucleotide targets.
Please see the Research Group Webpage for further information.
A 24 month EPSRC funded PDRA position investigating the design and synthesis of innovative mimetic sugar nucleotides is now available - closing date 23rd August
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In 2015/16 I am teaching on the following modules: Topics in Chemistry (che-30037), and Topics in Medicinal Chemistry (che-30044)